Stories about Singapore from May, 2011
Southeast Asia Funk Music
Mr. Brown shares his collection of 60's and 70's Southeast Asia Funk music from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore.
Technology for Transparency: Final Report
The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (@TAInitiative) along with a over a dozen other reports on the global transparency movement.
Singapore: Dog meat
A Singapore blogger urges authorities to rethink the ban on the selling of dog meat in the city state.
Singapore: Cancer treatment subsidy
Deborah Choo, writing for The Online Citizen, features the story of a cancer patient who found out that cancer treatments are not being subsidized by the Singapore government.
Singapore: Changed political landscape
Catherine Lim explains why Singapore's political landscape has changed despite the victory of the ruling party in the recent general elections.
Unesco report on Singapore media
A Unesco report cites the “heavily regulated” mainstream media in Singapore while recognizing blogs and other new media sites as offering “alternative discourse on important socio-political issues like domestic politics, rights of gays and senior citizens.”
Video: Budding Young Scientists in India, Singapore and South Africa
The Google Science Fair project semi finalist listings are up. Although it was open to teens between 13 and 18 years from all over the world, it is interesting to note that the United States, Singapore and India take the majority of spots amongst the 60 selected semi finalists, which also includes entries from New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. Find out some of the shortlisted projects.
Postscript to Singapore Elections
Singaporeans trooped to the polls last Saturday and re-elected the ruling party which has been in power since 1959. But the opposition also scored some important victories and this generated a lot of reactions in the local blogosphere.
Singapore: Museum website features interactive games
The website of Singapore's National Art Gallery features interactive games and other educational resources to teach children and the general public about art.
Singapore: Mainstream Media and elections
MARUAH monitors how mainstream media in Singapore is reporting the General Elections campaign.
Monitoring Singapore elections via Twitter
As Election Day nears, Singapore netizens are using the #sgelections and #ge2011 hashtags to monitor election updates.
Singapore: Social Media, Youth, and Elections
Singapore’s youth sector will be a significant source of votes in next week's General Elections. This explains why political parties are also looking to social media to win more votes. Bloggers discuss the role of the youth in influencing the election results